Jon Whipple, principal of A-Tech, said, “I am always impressed with how generous our students are and the enthusiasm that is brought in. The students who worked the spirit chain fund-raiser put in a lot of energy and effort, which really helped raise all of the money... This is the best that the spirit chain has ever done in years past.”
A-Tech also incorporated a canned food drive. Participating labs organized themselves into three teams. Team Charlie Brown, which included Business Tech 1-2, Computer Networking and Public Safety, raised 405 cans. Team Frosty, consisting of Cosmetology 1-2, Health Care A. 1-2, Drafting 1-2 and Early Childhood 1-2, raised 3,122 cans. Team Rudolph, Culinary Arts 1-2 and Power Tech 2, raised 905 cans making 4,432 of canned foods in total. Culinary Arts students Mackenzie Compton, Teyonna Vaux and Julianna Hanes were all excited to take part in the fund-raiser. “Seeing how happy the people are when you are delivering the food is like nothing else,” Vaux said. “It’s great to help out! We had many gracious donations.” The atmosphere at A-Tech is very much like that of a family. We help each other out when someone is in need. It is not just one group who participates, such as only the teachers or only the students. We are all on the same team with everything we do.